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  • Replacing Soda Lime After CO2 Absorption

    59 Views - 0 Comments Soda lime, also known as Baralyme granules, are used to absorb CO2 from anesthesia machines or oxygen chambers. Bobbie Lucas, Surgery Assistant, reviews how, when, and why it’s important to change these o...

    6 min 19 sec

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  • Cryptorchidism in Dogs

    168 Views - 0 Comments Cryptorchid testicles occur when one or both testicles don’t descend normally. Learn from DoveLewis Surgeon Ashley Magee, DVM, DACVS about evaluating these patients and prepping for surgery.

    4 min 39 sec

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  • Contrast Esophagram Review

    174 Views - 0 Comments There are two types of contrasts commonly used in veterinary medicine. Review the options and this case diagnosis with Veterinary Radiologist Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR.

    3 min 27 sec

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  • That Moment When - The Impact of Empathy

    157 Views - 0 Comments Despite having devices at our fingertips designed to connect you to others in an instant, making connections and building relationships feels harder than ever. Learn from DoveLewis Marketing Director Tess...

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  • Feline Towel Restraint (aka Purrito)

    762 Views - 0 Comments Cat burrito, purrito, whatever you want to call it as long as it works! With some patients, less restraint can be more effective. Learn from Technician Assistant Amy Lacey, and staff cat Murray, about...

    3 min 18 sec

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  • Diagnosis of Ischium Lesions

    254 Views - 0 Comments With Veterinary Radiologist Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, review a canine patient suffering from abdomen pain and the imagery that led to an effective diagnosis.

    2 min 50 sec

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  • Tech to Tech: Improving Communication and Support

    701 Views - 0 Comments In a 24/7 clinic like DoveLewis, a patient may spend multiple days recovering and be under the care of numerous veterinarians and technicians. In these circumstances, information can get lost between swit...

    4 min 57 sec

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  • Cadaver Labs

    51 Views - 0 Comments DoveLewis is a teaching hospital, which means that we have interns, externs, and numerous students walking through our doors to learn. A great learning and hands-on opportunity takes place in our cadaver...

    2 min 8 sec

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  • Preoperative TPLO Radiographs

    523 Views - 0 Comments Learn from DoveLewis Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, about the unique radiograph views needed prior to completing a TPLO surgery.

    1 min 21 sec

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  • Triaging the Acute Abdomen

    779 Views - 0 Comments “Acute abdomen” in human medicine is defined as sudden and severe abdominal pain of unclear etiology. In veterinary medicine, it is typically a more general term used to describe a patient with any acute...

    53 min 58 sec

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  • Taking Snake Radiographs

    637 Views - 0 Comments Radiographs can show vital information about the health of snakes. But how do you do it? Learn tips from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) and Jessica Waters, CVT.

    3 min 17 sec

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  • Stop Talking About Marketing

    136 Views - 0 Comments People are changing how they make decisions, and figuring out how to reach your customers can be difficult. Learn from DoveLewis Marketing Director Tess Payne, about how to tackle your marketing channels....

    42 min 44 sec

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  • Snake Physical Exam and Restraint

    772 Views - 0 Comments A physical examination of a snake includes looking at their eyes, nose, scales, and vent. Learn from Carrie Daly, DVM, about tips for completing a stress-free exam.

    5 min 7 sec

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  • Lymph Node and Mass Aspirate

    593 Views - 0 Comments It’s important to know the different ways to sample masses and lymph nodes, as some techniques can end up altering your sample. Learn from Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, abou...

    5 min 20 sec

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  • Respiratory Review: Nursing Strategies for Oxygen Administration

    1,244 Views - 0 Comments Getting adequate oxygen into our patients in critical. Learn from Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC), about the technicians role in supporting oxygen administration. This talk is specifically RACE-approved f...

    1 hour 4 min

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  • Double Vision

    850 Views - 3 Comments Veterinarians and technicians rely on one another every day to perform their jobs. Learn from veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, and Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to improve communication, sim...

    42 min 13 sec

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  • Leech Therapy

    1,052 Views - 0 Comments Medicinal leeches can be used for treatment of congested blood and swelling. Learn from Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, about how leech therapy was used to treat a dog’s hind leg with surgical complicatio...

    2 min 23 sec

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  • Forequarter Amputation

    737 Views - 0 Comments Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, reviews the steps and considerations for completing a forequarter amputation on a dog.

    11 min 24 sec

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  • TPLO Surgery

    465 Views - 0 Comments A TPLO, or tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy, is a surgery performed to help stabilize the stifle joint. Learn the step-by-step instructions from Surgeon Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, for completing thi...

    11 min 32 sec

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  • Foreign Body in Radiology

    1,142 Views - 0 Comments Pets are constantly eating things they shouldn’t be. Learn from DoveLewis Radiologist, Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, about identifying unique foreign bodies.

    2 min 30 sec

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  • Pulmonary Hypertension

    498 Views - 0 Comments Review causes, diagnosis, and treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension in dogs with Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology). This talk is specifically RACE-approved for 1 DVM or Technician CE credit....

    55 min 45 sec

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  • Heart Murmurs in the Asymptomatic Canine and Feline Patient

    938 Views - 0 Comments A heart murmur is a relatively common physical exam abnormality in dogs and cats. In this session, learn the likely causes of heart murmurs in asymptomatic patients based on the history, signalment and ph...

    47 min 45 sec

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  • Heartworm Treatment and Melarsomine Injection

    1,369 Views - 0 Comments We know how important it is to remind owners to keep their pets on year round heartworm prevention, but what happens when a pet actually has heartworms? Veterinary Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM...

    4 min 18 sec

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  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Overview

    1,424 Views - 0 Comments Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (or HCM) is a common disease affecting cats. DoveLewis Cardiologist Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology) reviews common symptoms, diagnosis, and medical management.

    5 min 34 sec

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  • Placing a Holter Monitor

    621 Views - 0 Comments A Holter monitor (also called an ambulatory electrocardiography device) is a noninvasive method of assessing the heart's rhythm. Jaclyn Benglian, CVT, reviews how to assemble a Holter monitor for patients...

    5 min 30 sec

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  • Small Animal Ultrasound: The Big 5

    970 Views - 0 Comments Diagnostic sonography has proven to be a front line diagnostic for small animal patients. DoveLewis Radiologist Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR, reviews factors to take into account to increase diagnostic yield w...

    50 min 1 sec

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  • Breaking the "Sink or Swim" Mentality

    629 Views - 1 Comments Creating a training structure is a tedious, time consuming process, but it saves time and provides value for both you and your staff in the long run. Learn from Chief Administrative Officer Monica Maxwel...

    50 min 29 sec

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  • Hemolyzed Blood and Hematuria

    1,955 Views - 2 Comments Do you know what your patients’ blood is telling you? Learn from Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), about identifying hemolyzed blood samples.

    1 min 52 sec

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  • Open Chest CPR

    1,609 Views - 0 Comments You’ve just completed external chest compressions with no response, now what? Learn from DoveLewis Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about how to enter the chest to begin cardia...

    7 min 50 sec

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  • Open Chest CPR - Advanced Methods

    837 Views - 0 Comments Open chest CPR is a difficult and hard to practice procedure. Learn from DoveLewis Critical Care Specialist Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, about a few advanced ways to attempt to revive a patient....

    5 min 55 sec

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  • Working Well Under Pressure

    2,506 Views - 1 Comments Pressure and stress are factors that play a role in our jobs, everyday. Join Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, to learn about ways to manage pressure in any posi...

    3 min 30 sec

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  • Personality Types and Common Communication Mistakes

    1,533 Views - 0 Comments A client’s personality can have a big impact on their communication style. Join Sarah Parker, CMA(AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, to learn about the different personality types,...

    8 min 35 sec

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  • Resources for Seamless Client Communication

    824 Views - 0 Comments Did you know that starting out the day with a team huddle can increase internal communication and lead to a better client experience? Learn from Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metro...

    4 min 53 sec

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  • Barriers to Effective Communication

    2,221 Views - 0 Comments We may think that our communication style is crystal clear, but is it? Learn from Sarah Parker, CMA (AAMA), from the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, about how we can minimize the barriers that h...

    4 min 6 sec

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  • De-Escalating Clients in a Busy Lobby

    1,401 Views - 0 Comments Working with an escalated client can be awkward and uncomfortable, especially in front of other customers. Learn from Client Relations Specialist, Rena Alexander, and Client Liaison, Cy Torrey, about tips...

    3 min 49 sec

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  • Preparing for a Snake Physical Exam

    1,453 Views - 0 Comments Snakes can be easily stressed, and are sensitive to oils on our skin such as lotions and perfumes. Learn from Senior Technician Supervisor Sarah Harris, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to safely prepare for a sn...

    3 min 31 sec

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  • Cleaning an Isolation Exam Room

    1,676 Views - 4 Comments An isolation exam room needs to be treated with extra care to ensure that containments are not spread between patients. Learn from Megan Urton, Technician Assistant Manager, about how to safely clean an i...

    4 min 40 sec

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  • Assembling a Simple Major Pack

    1,298 Views - 1 Comments Getting instruments cleaned, sterilized, and organized is crucial in any veterinary hospital. Learn from Bobbie Lucas, Surgery Technician Assistant, about the correct way to assemble a simple major pack....

    9 min 53 sec

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  • Cidex Sterilization

    812 Views - 0 Comments Technician Assistant, Katy Collins, reviews how to use safely use Cidex disinfectant products for sterilizing hospital equipment. Note – Cidex should only be used after equipment has gone through stand...

    2 min 22 sec

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  • Passive Range of Motion

    1,679 Views - 0 Comments Passive range of motion (or PROM) is an important step to include in the treatment of ICU patients. Learn from CVT, Emily Dascalos, and staff dog, Ollie, who is recovering from a hemilaminectomy, about th...

    4 min 26 sec

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  • Surgical Management of Chylothorax

    695 Views - 0 Comments Chylothorax is a primary (idiopathic) or secondary condition where chyle accumulates in the pleural space. Andrea Sundholm, DVM, DACVS-SA, will discuss the typical signalment and clinical signs, etiology,...

    53 min 44 sec

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  • Current Concepts in Clinical Nutrition

    1,390 Views - 0 Comments Nutrition intersects all types of clinical conditions including cognitive dysfunction, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, renal disease, atopic conditions and cancer. Join Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh DVM, DACVECC i...

    45 min 3 sec

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  • Total IV Anesthesia

    1,964 Views - 1 Comments The accepted best practice for anesthesia has been to induce the patient with and injectable drug, intubate, and maintain on inhalant anesthetics. The alternative to this is total IV anesthesia or TIVA....

    33 min 49 sec

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  • Non-Rebreather Circuit Set Up

    2,626 Views - 2 Comments Senior Technician Supervisor and CVT, Sarah Harris, goes through an in depth review and demonstration of setting up a non-rebreather circuit.

    4 min 4 sec

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  • Shar Pei Fever

    1,589 Views - 0 Comments Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh, DVM, DACVECC, reviews diagnosis and management of chronic Shar Pei fever.

    3 min 41 sec

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  • Feline Radiology Diagnosis of Bates Bodies

    1,346 Views - 0 Comments Alan Lipman, DVM, DACVR reviews radiographs of a feline patient with a three-day history of hematuria.

    2 min 13 sec

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  • The Mentally Altered Diabetic

    1,666 Views - 0 Comments When a mentally altered patient arrives at any veterinary hospital, there is often little information available that might direct a veterinarian down the path toward a diagnosis. Learn from Christy Michae...

    58 min 55 sec

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  • Amikacin Precautions

    1,234 Views - 0 Comments Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), discusses the precautions that should be taken with Amikacin.

    2 min 32 sec

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  • Rat Tail Vein Blood Draw

    1,846 Views - 0 Comments Emily Chryst, CVT, walks through the steps for sampling blood from a rodent tail.

    2 min 27 sec

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  • Providing Value to Your Clients

    754 Views - 0 Comments Providing value starts before a client even makes contact with your practice. Learn from Cheryl Latta, Human Resources Manager at DoveLewis, about what clients actually value at your clinic and ways to im...

    51 min 58 sec

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